Through this curriculum, we aim to allow students to:
- Communicate effectively using their newly acquired vocabulary and language skills.
- They will broaden their understanding of the lifestyles, culture and traditions of people living in Arabic speaking countries.
- Communicate effectively with a wider range of society and various countries of the world where Arabic is the main spoken language.
- Apply knowledge of Arabic grammar on some Quran verses to increase their understanding of the meaning of the Surahs. E.g. Al-Fatiha and Al-baqara
- If students wish to take their studies in Arabic further, they will have the opportunity to broaden their career options based on the knowledge they acquire.
- Students will enhance their skills of speaking; listening; reading and writing. The enhancement of these skills will not be limited to Arabic and as they will simultaneously improve their English skills.
Students will become confident individuals who will be more aware of their position as British citizens living in the world; studying Arabic will encourage a positive attitude towards diversity and inclusion.
Art and Design gives us a rich picture of the world, from which we are then able to make moral and cultural judgements. This supports us in becoming articulate, confident and opinionated with everything we see in an artistic and visual world. The Arts are important to build a passionate and reflective pupil to have a brave approach when developing skills with media and their techniques, using the physical act of art as a tool for looking, experiencing and learning.
Understanding and applying the formal elements of art across all disciplines: line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition are vital in underpinning creative work. A commitment to nurture; resilient, ambitious and curious people who will embed creativity in their own futures, careers and everyday life.
It’s no exaggeration to say the world runs on computers. They are everywhere: in homes, schools and offices, but not just in the way you think. It is the aim of the Computing department to guide pupils into developing technical skills such as codes and algorithms but mainly about a person should be responsible on using technology safely. Computers control aeroplanes, chemical plants, send rockets to space and make sure our cars run efficiently. Our pupils show great interest in game design, web design, app development or any other form of coding and programming.
Pupils develop wider range of skills such as creativity, patience and develop a great deal of logic as they tackle complicated challenging tasks. Our pupils will be able to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
The purpose of English literature and Language is to offer pupils intellectual excitement and challenge; to provide them with a sense of delight and wonder; to equip them with knowledge and skills and the ability and confidence to use and apply these to meet the needs of present and future society. At Rochdale Islamic Academy, we set high standards in English teaching, recognising its importance in the curriculum, forming the basis for communicating and learning in all subjects.
Geographers will be able to investigate interactions between the human and physical environments such as the causes and impacts of climate change. The aim is to help pupils develop major skills such as practical fieldwork skills, as well as map skills, to investigate problems on a variety of scales from local to global scale.
Pupils to develop an understanding of how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.
Increasing pupil’s awareness of the wold around them and helping them become global citizens who appreciate the earths natural and human factors.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” Marcus Garvey
Our aim is to empower young learners with knowledge of the past so that they can go forward and create their own future. Though the lessons of history, students will be able to make informed decisions about their own future and become more well-rounded individuals.
Furthermore, we aim to educate our students about other cultures, traditions and beliefs so that they are accepting of others.
The curriculum is designed to give good mathematical education and help recognise the importance of mathematics in everyone’s life.
The importance of mathematics is evident in our personal daily lives such as when calculating the number of tins of paint needed when decorating, managing expenses and savings, organising and planning a journey and estimating a bill when out for a meal.
Recognising the importance of mathematics in life and in society contributes to living safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Understanding there is a purpose to Maths beyond the classroom is our curriculum intent. Some career options require subject-specific knowledge, but a wider variety depend mainly on numeracy skills, the ability to think logically and quantitatively, to handle data and to analyse and solve problems.
In PE, pupils will learn and accurately replicate specific techniques for a variety of fitness-based activities. They will carry out investigations into the bodies’ ability to exercise and the reasoning behind such principles. Pupils will gain an understanding of warm ups, cool downs and health importance through physical tasks. To reflect on the benefits that fitness events give to an individual and implications for future life.
It is the aim of Rochdale Islamic Academy to support every pupil to achieve their potential and develop a deep understanding of the importance of physical education and fitness. The department offers a supportive, nurturing environment focused on developing a culture of success. The experienced team of teachers strive to ensure that every student achieves their potential and develop a life-long love of learning.
Together we aim to create a supportive environment in which pupils are prepared to tackle any barriers they face within sports and physical activities in PE and strive to build their confidence in various ways.
Rochdale Islamic Academy aims to provide education to the highest of standards. Embedding self esteem and confidence, thus enabling pupils to hold the highest of values and to hold a positive attitude, while learning and implementing their faith – in order to turn them into responsible and inspiring women.
PSCHE education is a subject through which pupils will develop knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Through a well- delivered PSHCE programme, pupils are likely to develop tolerance, respect and good behaviour toward everyone in a faith lead environment. This subject will have a positive impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews and gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews
Our Key Stage 3 RE curriculum covers all six major world religions – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism. Our GCSE RE curriculum covers a range of the major world religions (Islam and Judaism in-depth) and four contemporary ethical themes, ensuring students have a diverse choice of intriguing subjects to explore.
Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.
Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All these skills will help prepare them for further study.
The GCSE specification covers the content laid down by the Department for Education (DfE) subject content for GCSE Religious Studies.
Our intent is that students receive a broad and balanced curriculum across KS4. Covering all three subject areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst also developing the Scientific skills to enable their progression and application of the theoretical concepts. We want pupils to be actively engaged, enthused and inspired by their experiences in and out of the classroom.
We have designed our curriculum to expose as many pupils to as much of the concepts, over KS4, even when that is explicitly NOT contained in the underlying and guiding National Curriculum, with a view to exposing pupils to some of the most interesting and engaging material that may otherwise be missed. We want all pupils to make outstanding progression throughout the key stage.
The aim of the Urdu curriculum is to enable students of all abilities to develop their Urdu language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. We are passionate about the benefits that learning a language can bring. We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something students should enjoy and find rewarding.
The overall goal is for the students to be able to:
Listen to standard speech, identify the key points of the speech and understand the spoken passages well.
Speak Urdu by participating in a conversation and responding to questions.
Read different types of written text.
Write an Urdu text and answering to questions bearing in mind vocabulary, grammar and tenses.